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David Simon tweets the N-word to Sean Hannity

This did not go well.


Brianna Holt


Posted on Sep 20, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 11:21 pm CDT

David Simon tweeted the N-word on Tuesday—and fans are not happy.

The creator of The Wire was being sarcastic when he responded to Fox News host Sean Hannity in regards to the right-wing pundit’s upcoming town hall with Donald Trump. The host and presidential candidate will discuss issues facing the black community.

What do Trump and Hannity know about African-American issues? Simon was apparently wondering the same thing—but his sarcastic approach did not land as intended, and so he went on to explain the tweet.

Although some Twitter users can agree the tweet was sarcastic, a larger crowd feels it could have been worded differently. Here is what some people had to say. 

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*First Published: Sep 20, 2016, 7:11 pm CDT